ABA in Home Services Adult

ABA in Home services Adult-adult working In 2010, we conducted research about providing ABA services to adults. We came to the conclusion, that much of the research was done in the seventies, but that hardly any research was done in this and the current century. Even more so what was difficult, was finding out how many adults diagnosed, who could highly benefit from ABA, are not receiving ABA services. Most of the agencies do not provide these services.

ASPIRE-ABA Center Europe wants to make sure that these people are also being helped. Our professionally trained staff, helps prevent and de-escalate aggressive behaviors. Adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability and ADHD, can contact us for services.

The problem generally starts in the childhood itself, but some adults do not recognise it at that time. Sometimes, they recognize it when their child becomes diagnosed.

GOALS:

  • Decreasing challenging behaviors such as aggressive behaviors, non- compliance and self-stimulatory behaviors
  • Teaching and assisting adults in attaining the highest level of independence (self-help skills; grooming skills; complete household tasks)
  • Acquiring age-appropriate adaptive skills in the home, at work, group homes, and in community settings
  • Teaching clients to make independent choices and to communicate functionally
  • Teaching parents/caregivers the ABA strategies

Formal instruction sessions may be held, but the employment of naturalistic teaching and the capitalization on incidental learning opportunities are preferred for day-to-day learning and to increase the likelihood of generalization. The skills will be mainly taught in an incidental manner, as this has been shown to be more effective and better assimilated by individuals with barriers to learning.

ABA

Effective ABA intervention for ASD is not a one size fits all approach and should never be viewed as a canned set of programs or drills. On the contrary, a skilled Behaviorist customizes the intervention to each learner’s skills, needs, interests, preferences and family situation. For these reasons, an ABA program for one learner will look different than a program for another learner. That said, quality ABA programs for learners with ASD have the following in common:

  • A qualified and trained Behavior Analyst who designs and directly oversees the Behavior Therapists
  • The Behavior Analyst develops treatment goals from a detailed assessment of each learner’s skills and preferences and may also include family goals
  • Treatment goals and instructions are developmentally appropriate and target a broad range of skill areas such as communication, self-help skills, play and social skills, motor development and community skills
  • Goals emphasize the skills that will enable learners to become independent and successful in both the short and long terms
  • The instruction plan breaks down desired skills into manageable steps to be taught from the simplest (e.g. imitating single sounds) to the more complex (e.g. carrying on a conversation).
  • The intervention involves ongoing objective measurement of the learners progress
  • The Behavior Analyst frequently reviews information on the learners progress and uses this to adjust procedures and goals as needed
  • The Behavior Analyst meets regularly with family members and program staff to plan ahead, review progress and make adjustments as needed.
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